Breakfast, Scones, Uncategorized

Banana Coconut Buttermilk Scones

To quote Adele….

Hello, it’s me.  I was wondering if after all these weeks you’d like to eat…..

I haven’t been ignoring you.  I really haven’t.

Okay, I have been ignoring you and I’m sorry.  In real life, where I’m expected to work full time, we moved offices and anything that could go wrong – did.  I was not cooking and I have to say, I felt a little rusty when I donned ye olde apron and hairband this week.

But I offer you this to make up for my absence.

Active time: 10 minutes

Total time: 30-35 minutes

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of chopped unsalted macadamia nuts

1/3 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup quick cook oats

2 very ripe bananas mashed

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2 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup buttermilk plus extra for glazing

enough Demerara sugar to dust the tops of the scones (about 1 1/2 tbsp)

Instructions:

Mix together baking powder, oats, sugar, salt and flour in a large bowl.  Cut the butter into small pieces and mix together with a pastry cutter until it just starts to come together.  It will resemble little peas.  Freeze the mixture for 5 to 10 minutes.  I don’t remember where I found this tip, but if I ever meet the person who invented this tip I will kiss them on the forehead.

Take the bowl out of the freezer and add the coconut, nuts, and mashed bananas.  Swipe a scraper around about 5 times to fold the mixture together.  Add the heavy cream and the buttermilk and scrape again another five times or so.  It will be crumbly.  DO NOT BEAT this mixture.

Place a sheet of parchment paper over the top of the bowl and turn upside down into the parchment paper.  Fold the paper around the mixture and knead very gently a couple of times.  I use a cornbread pan to bake scones, but you can form them by hand if preferred.

Brush the tops with buttermilk and dust with demerara sugar.

Bake at 450 for 22 minutes or until the edges pull slightly from the pan and nicely browned.  Be sure to test with a toothpick.  If it comes out clean, it’s done.

Top with whatever you’d like, but I like them plain.

Makes 8 scones

Magilla rating: 8

Mrs. H rating: 7/8

Mrs. M rating: 7/8

 

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